The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Friday officially announced February 15-19 as the mid-term break for students of all the Unity schools across the country.
Adamu made the announcement at the Seventh edition of the Ministerial News Briefing in Abuja.
“Our students in unity schools are not of voting age but we adjusted the mid-term break to make it fall within the elections period.
“The date for the mid-term break will be from Friday, Feb. 15 to Tuesday, Feb. 19. This is for only unity schools in the country.
“We are not shutting down other schools.
“The essence of this break is to enable parents have maximum time to go and cast their votes and have the freedom to bring their children and wards back to school.
“Even if the child is not of voting age, the parents are of voting age. The break is only for presidential elections.
“There is no break for governorship elections,” he said.